The death of a loved one can be the hardest time you will ever experience in your life. It is difficult to imagine life without someone so important to you. It is particularly difficult for the grieving family to ease the financial burden, especially if someone else is responsible for their loved one’s death. It is important you understand the categories of damages you are entitled to receive in a wrongful death case and hire an experienced Santa Clarita death claim attorney to handle your case.
A death claim or wrongful death claim is brought by the surviving family. There are specific laws governing these types of cases. A family member or person in charge of the deceased’s estate generally files a suit to recover all damages associated with the wrongful death.
Wrongful death cases generally involve two main categories:
In order to determine who is entitled to receive compensation in a wrongful death claim, the court will consider a few factors such as the relationship of the surviving family had with the deceased. Whether that includes children, a spouse, or a parent, these parties can be awarded damages in a death claim. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded, if the defendant engaged in disorderly conduct. The defendant will be punished so that other potential victims are protected from this type of behavior.
If you lost a loved one and you wish to find out about your options for recovering your financial losses, call us today and schedule a free initial consultation. We understand no amount of monetary compensation can bring back your loved one. But you can alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with death in the family, and make the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Nothing impacts the family more than the death of a family member. It is a time of deep emotional pain. A time to find comfort and to grow together. While it is natural to feel lost, you must regain your strength and find healthy ways to express your grief. We wish every grieving family in Los Angeles finds comfort in their time of need. We are here to make the whole process more bearable. There are also mental health professionals with experience in grief counseling willing to help you find constructive ways to cope with the loss.